Sunday, January 13, 2013
The New England Patriots will host the Baltimore Ravens for the second consecutive season in the AFC Championship game next Sunday at 6:30 p.m. Winner advances to Super Bowl XLVII in New Orleans.
On Saturday the galaxy aligned for the AFC Championship game to return to Foxborough for a second straight season after the Baltimore Ravens upset the Denver Broncos, 38-35 in double overtime of the AFC Divisional Round. All that stood between the Patriots and a return to the AFC Championship game was a Lone Star - the Houston Texans. On Sunday, that star burned out in Foxborough as the Patriots rolled past Houston, 41-28. Now, for the fifth time in team history, the AFC Championship game will be played in Foxborough. The Patriots are 4-0 all-time in AFC title games at home and 7-1 overall. "It’s good to be able to play in the AFC Championship Game next week," said Patriots head coach Bill Belichick. "I’m really proud of our players; I …
The AFC East Champion New England Patriots host the AFC South Champion Houston Texans Sunday at Gillette Stadium in an AFC Divisional Round playoff game. Kick-off is 4:30 p.m.
Foxborough is set to host its 17th NFL playoff game Sunday when the AFC East Champion New England Patriots take on the AFC South Champion Houston Texans at Gillette Stadium in the AFC Divisional Round. Sunday’s showdown will be the fifth time the Patriots and Texans meet since Houston entered the NFL in 2002 and the first time in the postseason. New England is 3-1 all-time against Houston, most recently defeating the Texans, 42-14 on Dec. 10 at Gillette Stadium. Before the Texans joined the league, the Patriots and the Houston Oilers were old foes dating back to the days of the American Football League, playing twice a year from 1960-69 and 33 times overall before the Oilers moved to Tennessee following the 1996 season. With the Baltimore …
Sunday, January 6, 2013
The New England Patriots will host the Houston Texans in next Sunday's AFC divisional round at Gillette Stadium in Foxborough. Kick-off is 4:30 p.m.
One day after learning the Houston Texans will be making a return trip to Foxborough for next Sunday's AFC divisional round game, New England Patriots head coach Bill Belichick said the team is well into its preparation for its first opponent of the postseason. "We’re full speed ahead here on Houston," Belichick told reporters in a conference call Sunday. "It really gives us a little bit of a jump on the situation so we can spend [Sunday] and really every day now going forward totally focusing our attention on them. Obviously they had a terrific year and a big win [Saturday] against Cincinnati." The Texans beat Cincinnati, 19-13 in Houston Saturday to advance to the Jan. 13 game at Gillette Stadium (kick-off 4:30 p.m.). It will be the …
Wednesday, December 12, 2012
The following is a summary of police activity and incidents reported from Monday’s NFL regular season game between the New England Patriots and Houston Texans at Gillette Stadium, as reported in Foxborough's police logs.
A crowd of over 65,000 was on hand in Foxborough Monday night to witness the New England Patriots dismantle the AFC-leading Houston Texans, 42-14 at Gillette Stadium. Of the 65,435 in attendance, Foxborough Police Chief Edward O’Leary reported there were 48 police-related incidents, including six arrests. The following is a roundup of those 48 incidents, as reported in Foxborough’s police logs. Monday, Dec. 10: Arrests: Protect Custodies: The Patriots are back in Foxborough for Week 15 as they host the San Francisco 49ers in primetime on Sunday Night Football at Gillette Stadium. Kick-off is 8:20 p.m.
Tuesday, December 11, 2012
The New England Patriots dominated the AFC-leading Houston Texans, 42-14 Monday night in Foxborough to improve to 10-3 on the season.
The New England Patriots sent a clear message to the rest of the AFC Monday night ... Watch out. The Patriots (10-3) dominated the Houston Texans with a 42-14 victory at Gillette Stadium Monday night to take control of the second seed in the AFC and pull within one game of the conference leading Texans (11-2). Tom Brady came up big once again on a big stage - throwing for 296 yards and four touchdowns and the Patriots defense kept Houston's playmakers in check for most of the night in a statement victory for New England. Stevan Ridley finished with 72 yards rushing and a touchdown and three Patriots receivers scored touchdowns - Brandon Lloyd (1), Donte' Stallworth (1) and Aaron Hernandez (2). Heranandez led the team with eight receptions …
Monday, December 10, 2012
The New England Patriots (9-3) host the AFC-leading Houston Texans (11-1) Monday night at Gillette Stadium. Kick-off is 8:30 p.m.
Foxborough is set to host a primetime NFL matchup Monday night when the New England Patriots (9-3) take on the AFC-leading Houston Texans (11-1) at Gillette Stadium on ESPN’s Monday Night Football. Monday night’s showdown in Foxborough will be the fourth time the Patriots and Texans meet since Houston entered the NFL in 2002 and for the first time since the 2009 regular-season finale when Houston took a 34-27 win on Jan. 3, 2010. New England is 2-1 against Houston in the regular season with wins in 2003 and 2006. Houston lost 47-7 on Dec. 17, 2006 in their first and only visit to Gillette Stadium. The Patriots claimed a 23-20 overtime win in their first trip to Reliant Stadium on Nov. 23, 2003. The teams last met in the 2009 regular-season…